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Healing Mind and Body: Behavioral Health and Reform

The Alliance for Health Reform, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Open Society Institute co-sponsored this event to examine how mental health and substance abuse disorder services fit into the health reform discussion.

Panelists address the following questions: What mental health and substance use disorder provisions are included in the health reform proposals? What cautions exist regarding the inclusion of mental health/substance use disorder benefits in health care plans? How do the quality and cost of these services, including those available for addiction disorders, fit into the discussion? How might reform legislation affect mental health parity?

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Speakers for this session:

Opening Remarks
Ed Howard, Alliance for Health Reform

Charles Ingoglia,
Vice president, public policy, National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare

Eric Goplerud
Director, Ensuring Solutions to Alcohol Problems, George Washington University

Michael Hogan
Commissioner, New York Office of Mental Health, and former chairman of the President’s mental health commission

Q & A


Event Date

Jul 17, 2009